Documentary directed by Michal Aviad (Israel, 2016, 71 min.). Hebrew with English subtitles. Digital.
In the 1950s and 60s, Jews from cosmopolitan Arab cities like Baghdad and Casablanca arrived in Israel—unwitting pioneers in small, undeveloped towns. Meet seven women who grew up in Israel’s Negev region, where food was scarce and education lacking. For these women, this new reality did not stop them from creating rich lives—or throwing dance parties doing the twist to records smuggled from Morocco. Dimona Twist offers a glimpse into an important and overlooked chapter of Israel’s early history.
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This film occurs after Museum hours. Please use the Linde Family Wing Entrance on Museum Road.
Taste Café will be open for movie concessions until 15 minutes after the film starts.
The parking garage will remain open for 30 minutes after the film ends.
Museum doors will open 45 minutes before the start of the film and will be closed 30 minutes after it starts. Latecomers will not be admitted.